Baby boomers and other older generations love to harp on millennials for not falling in line with the traditional nine-to-five life track. Millennials, of course, retort the claim and site their driving pursuit of passion and entrepreneurial spirit as their reason for doing things differently. But a new job title, developed by a collection of top US universities, might finally catch the attention of the avocado-toast generation. Granted, the gig is only temporary, and they won’t have to stray too far from their norm.
Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State University, Tufts University, and the University of California Los Angeles are conducting a study on whether or not avocados can promote weight loss. Each university is recruiting 250 participants to take part in the study. If you are fortunate enough to be accepted, you’ll earn a $300 stipend following completion.
Participants in the study have two options: either eat one avocado per day for six months straight or only eat a total of two avocados throughout the same period. “The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen,” said Dr. Joan Sabaté, Director of the Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention at LLU in a post on the university’s website.
In order to qualify, you must meet a set of strict requirements. First, you must be 25 years of age or older and be willing to either eat one avocado per day for six months or just two avocados per month for the same period. Men must measure at least 40 inches around the waist and females must measure at least 35 inches around the waist prior to the start of the study. If this sounds like the gig of your dreams, you can apply here.